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adj. stout·er, stout·est
a. Bulky in figure; thickset or corpulent. See Synonyms at fat.
b. Strong in body; sturdy: added a stout defensive end to improve the front line.
c. Thick or strong in structure or substance; solid or substantial: "They met a stout barrier of old farm-carts upturned" (J.R.R. Tolkien).
a. Having or marked by boldness or determination; resolute: stout of heart.
b. Stubborn or uncompromising: put up stout resistance to the proposal.
3. Having a strong flavor: a cup of stout coffee.
a. A thickset or corpulent person.
b. A garment size for a large or heavy figure.
2. A very dark ale or lager beer.

[Middle English, from Old French estout, of Germanic origin; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

stout′ish adj.
stout′ly adv.
stout′ness n.
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adj person etcziemlich dick, korpulent (geh, euph)
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Janet is a dear soul and very nicelooking; tall, but not over-tall; stoutish, yet with a certain restraint of outline suggestive of a thrifty soul who is not going to be overlavish even in the matter of avoirdupois.
In the meantime the captain, whom I had observed to be wonderfully swollen about the chest and pockets, had turned out a great many various stores--the British colours, a Bible, a coil of stoutish rope, pen, ink, the log-book, and pounds of tobacco.
He was a man obviously on the way towards sixty, very florid and hairy, with much gray in his bushy whiskers and thick curly hair, a stoutish body which showed to disadvantage the somewhat worn joinings of his clothes, and the air of a swaggerer, who would aim at being noticeable even at a show of fireworks, regarding his own remarks on any other person's performance as likely to be more interesting than the performance itself.